Walk Bike Summit
MassBike and WalkBoston are proud to present the 3rd Annual Walk/Bike Summit on April 3rd. Our speaker will be Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett from the Department of Public Health.The goal of the Summit is to educate legislators about the proven benefits of investing in biking and walking, and build support for legislation to (1) enhance the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians, and (2) ensure continued funding for biking and walking programs and infrastructure.
This year's summit will focus on the work of the Mass in Motion programs and other regional and local walking and biking efforts throughout Massachusetts. MassBike and WalkBoston have been working alongside MiM coordinators and we'd love to share best practices for use in other communities.
The Mass in Motion Program works with 52 Massachusetts cities and towns to expand opportunities for healthy eating and active living. The program has led to the engagement of many communities in efforts to enhance walking and biking, and has trained local staff in the art of coordinating public health efforts with local planning, land use, transportation and economic development agencies to jointly create better walking and biking conditions.
10AM Check-In at Nurses' Hall
10:30AM Commissioner Bartlett Presentation on "Expanding opportunities for walking and bicycling in Massachusetts means more than transportation: The Mass in Motion Success Story"
11AM Meetings with your Representatives and Letter Drop
12 PM Lunch and Networking
Please register here if you are planning to attend. The Bike/Walk Summit is free and open to the public.
Can't make it to Beacon Hill for a one-on-one meeting with your elected official? This year, we're adding a "Letter Drop," which will give members an opportunity to contact their elected officials about walking and biking opportunities and issues via a hand delivered letter.
More details to come. We look forward to your support!